Israel Reports New Unidentified Covid Variant

Israel’s health ministry has announced to have detected a new Covid variant. The new mutated version infected two people who reportedly went abroad recently. The newer version is a combination of two variants, BA.1 (omicron) and BA.2, according to the health ministry.

The Symptoms Of The New Variant Includes Headaches, Fever & Muscle Aches.

Linking Variant Is Not Common

The new variant is common when two variants are contracted together in certain circumstances. According to professor Salman Zarka, the Chief COVID-19 Officer, the two covid variants transfer their genetic material when they are in the same cell and multiply rapidly until they come up with a new variant. The two patients were a couple in their thirties and were reported positive after the PCR when they landed at Ben-Gurion International airport. 

Israel Makes Mask Compulsory In Crowded Places

6,310 Covid Cases In Week

In the last 7 days, Israel saw skyrocketing Covid cases due to which the government imposed strict mask-wearing guidelines in crowded places. Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met health minister Nitzan Horowitz after which the ministry urged the citizens to get vaccinated with three doses.

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